Post # 1
Okay. This a dumb question, I know. But.. our first dance song is SIX minutes long. That’s re-donk-u-lous.
I’m trying to find a good cut off point where the DJ can fade out. What’s good? 3 minutes? 4 minutes? Fiance and I aren’t very good dancers and so we don’t want to bore our guests, but the song is important to us.
Post # 3
I think if you want to dance to the whole song, do it.
Or make cuts of verses that make sense, rather than a specific time.
Or maybe open up the floor for your wedding party or guests to join in part way through?
Post # 4
I think our first dance song is about 3-3.5 minutes. We don’t have a DJ, so people will just have to deal with us doing the sixth grade sway until our three minutes are up! 🙂
Post # 5
I think you should dance the whole 6 minutes. This is your guys’ special day. enjoy it!
Post # 6
Our song is 6 minutes and we are going to enjoy all 6 together!
Post # 7
I had our DJ fade our song out after a few minutes because our song was long too. Then they just started playing a new song for everyone else to dance too. If the song’s too long for the first dance it just seems awkard sometimes.
Post # 8
I agree, the DJ should fade the song after a few minutes. As a guest, I would prefer for the fade to come sooner than later… like after 2 minutes at the latest! It’s always so boring looking at the couple for any longer than that. Personally, I think it’s really cute to watch them for a few seconds, then my mind just starts going everywhere, like when can I start eating again? Baha! I know that sounds so wrong.
Anyway, if the dance is particularly important for you and your fiance, then I would let the DJ play the song a little longer than 3 minutes, then fade. But please, not 6 minutes 🙂
Post # 9
Our first dance song was exactly 3 minutes long, which seemed perfect, if not a bit too long. If fact, towards the end of our first dance, I remember whispering to DH “man, this is a long song huh?” and he agreed. It ended just as we were beginning to feel awkward.
Post # 10
Our song is 4 minutes long but the Bridal Party will be joining in about half way through in an attempt to draw some of the eyes off of us.
Post # 11
Thanks everyone!! We won’t be having the Bridal Party join in, we have an uneven number and some are dating, some are single so it will just be me and him dancing. We deff don’t want to do the whole 6 minutes because it does get boring.. I’ve been to enough weddings to know that! I think 3 minutes will be good.
Thanks for your responses, they were really helpful!
Post # 12
Our song was about 4 minuts and it seemed to go on forever!
Post # 13
I say 3 max… and not for your guests sake but yours!
Have you practiced the first dance? (don’t forget to do that)….
You might start feeling like its foooooorever.
I read from another bride that even 3 minutes felt really long with everyone there watching. lol
Our song is just over 3 minutes & really the “musical end” we may very well fade out.